Hillary Clinton's new book Stronger Together was released on September 6th with dismal sales. According to the New York Times, the first week a total of 3,000 copies were sold. To put that in perspective, Bill O'Reilly's new book, Killing the Rising Sun, sold 103,000 copies the first day.
"I've never even heard of it. It was released September 6th, supposed to coincide with a number of Stronger Together speeches. Oh, these were the ones that she was supposed to give those important speeches. And she had pneumonia," Glenn said Friday on his radio program.
Now it was all beginning to make sense.
"So it was her pneumonia that caused the sales to be so bad," Glenn said.
"You mean that she was overheated or dehydrated," Co-host Stu Burguiere said.
"Or pneumonia," Glenn insisted.
"She won't drink water, this woman," Stu said.
"Except she drinks a lot of water," Co-host Pat Gray added.
"Right. Don't try telling her to drink her water, I'll tell you that," Stu said.
"Except when she's drinking water," Glenn added.
"You don't have to tell her because she drinks it all the time," Pat confirmed.
Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
GLENN: Ooh. Ooh. Hillary Clinton's new book Stronger Together.
GLENN: It's out now. First week of sales, New York Times, said they sold 3,000 copies.
STU: Wow, that's great.
PAT: 3,000 copies.
GLENN: 3,000 copies.
PAT: Remember when she got an $8 million advance from that book a few years ago?
GLENN: So that one only sold 85,000 copies in the first week.
PAT: Altogether? Oh, in the first week.
GLENN: In the first week.
PAT: Okay. Which is decent, but not --
GLENN: No, that's pretty good. In today's --
PAT: It wasn't today's --
GLENN: Eh, it's close. You know, it was probably like -- it's probably like your first week selling 50,000 copies now.
PAT: 3,000 copies though --
GLENN: We used to sell -- you know, ten years ago, you could sell --
JEFFY: I'll bet you 2,000 of it was the foundation.
PAT: Well, Bill said -- we interviewed Bill O'Reilly about his book, and he said he sold 103,000 in the first week.
GLENN: That's really good.
PAT: For today, that's incredible.
GLENN: For today. Yeah.
STU: And to be clear, I think he said he sold 103,000 in the first day.
PAT: Oh, did he really?
STU: Because the book came out Tuesday, right? The first week is not even over yet. I think he said it was the first day.
GLENN: Oh, yeah. Wow.
PAT: Wow. Wow.
GLENN: Wow. Yeah, he's a machine. He is absolutely a machine.
PAT: Impressive. Really is.
STU: Sort of unfair to compare anyone to Bill O'Reilly's book sales at this point.
GLENN: Yeah, yeah. But, still, he is a machine. So that's what we -- we used to do, you know -- I think Common Sense did what? 130 --
PAT: I know. Back in the day. 128.
GLENN: 128 the first day, I think.
PAT: I think it was the first minute and a half.
GLENN: I think it was before it went on sale. They're all at a Trump warehouse at this point.
JEFFY: You're saying this to Milo's prediction.
GLENN: Yeah. It's amazing. Because Vince Flynn, at the end -- I mean, Vince Flynn was one of the greatest booksellers ever. And Vince was -- he came up and he was like, "Man, you just sell books like crazy." And I'm like, "Shut up, Vince Flynn." He's like, "No, it's not the days of Tom Clancy." And it's not even the days of Vince Flynn now.
PAT: It's not. That's what makes J.K. Rowling's book sales so unbelievably impressive. 450 million copies of that series when you have a tough time selling 3,000.
GLENN: Yeah, 400 to 700,000 copies sold in one book. The days of million seller books --
PAT: Used to happen all the time.
PAT: Well, from major books. Major authorize.
GLENN: Yeah. They rarely, rarely happen. You sell 400 to 700,000 books, that is a wildly successful book.
PAT: And she has over this time sold 450 million copies.
GLENN: That is crazy. And Hillary Clinton's new book in the first week sold 3,000 copies.
PAT: That's --
JEFFY: A little way to catch up to J.K.
PAT: A little ways.
GLENN: Stronger Together. Look at it, New York Times.
PAT: You know, if it catches fire in the next couple days, she could be up to 3500 by the end of the month.
GLENN: Yeah, at the end of the month.
GLENN: She's got to give them away at like Waffle Houses and stuff.
PAT: Well, yeah, there's some work to do between now and then, but still.
GLENN: I've never even heard of it. It was released September 6th. Supposed to coincide with the number of Stronger Together speeches. Oh, these were the ones she was supposed to give those important speeches. And she had pneumonia.
GLENN: So it was her pneumonia that caused the sales to be so bad.
STU: You mean that she was overheated or dehydrated.
GLENN: Or pneumonia.
STU: She won't drink water, this woman.
PAT: Except she drinks a lot of water.
STU: Right. Don't try telling her to drink her water, I'll tell you that.
GLENN: Except when she's drinking water
PAT: You don't have to tell her because she drinks it all the time.
Featured Image: Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at UNC Greensboro on September 15, 2016 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is beginning to campaign again after taking three days off the trail to recover from pneumonia. Clinton will campaign in North Carolina and Washington D.C. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)